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  • Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)


    Theme Review Admin

    This is probably easy-pickings for somebody: where is the timezone setting for the network?

    I’m noticing that upgrade-core.php is reporting its “last checked” date/time as GMT, which is confusing – but I can’t find anywhere to set/verify the network timezone setting.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    There isn’t one.

    I believe it defaults to GMT, but there’s no setting to change it.

    Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)

    Theme Review Admin

    There isn’t one.

    I believe it defaults to GMT, but there’s no setting to change it.

    Well, that’s annoying! 🙂

    Would you recommend Plugin or patch, if I were to attempt to correct this omission?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Depends on what you’re using it for! 😀

    Mine says Chicago Time, though, as I look at it right now, and if I change my MAIN site (ipstenu.org) to UTC-0, that changes as well. I wonder if that’s a holdover from the old ‘first site was main site’ days? Try changing that.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Can you define this in the config file tho?

    If not, I do know the new-blog-defaults plugin will set the timezone for you on new site.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    But that’s just PER site, and not for the network settings (the new-blogs one). You should be able to control this in the config.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Does upgrade-core just check against server time though, and convert to GMT?

    Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)

    Theme Review Admin

    Does upgrade-core just check against server time though, and convert to GMT?

    The update-core.php file looks at the site date/time settings:

    printf( __('Last checked on %1$s at %2$s.'), date_i18n( get_option( 'date_format' ) ), date_i18n( get_option( 'time_format' ) ) );

    …which is what got me wondering in the first place. I’m going to try @ipstenu‘s suggestion really quickly:

    …if I change my MAIN site (ipstenu.org) to UTC-0, that changes as well. I wonder if that’s a holdover from the old ‘first site was main site’ days? Try changing that.

    …and report back.

    Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)

    Theme Review Admin

    @ipstenu:

    if I change my MAIN site (ipstenu.org) to UTC-0, that changes as well. I wonder if that’s a holdover from the old ‘first site was main site’ days? Try changing that.

    BRILLIANT!

    Worked flawlessly. So, next question: where would be the best place to document this behavior? (I tried a general Google search, and a Google site-search of the Codex, and couldn’t find it.)

    If I can find the right place to link (or update) the Codex, this one will be resolved. Do you know the right place in the Codex, or should I maybe ask the wp-dics list?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)

    Theme Review Admin

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I didn’t think so, because that references http://codex.wordpress.org/Network_Admin_Settings_Screen y’know?

    Chip Bennett

    (@chipbennett)

    Theme Review Admin

    I didn’t think so, because that references http://codex.wordpress.org/Network_Admin_Settings_Screen y’know?

    Right, well… that’s ultimately my point: it makes sense that a Network Admin would look for a setting to change the Network’s timezone setting – and that such Network Admin would look for that setting in Network Admin -> Settings -> Network Settings.

    SO, a note in that section, pointing such users to Main Site -> Dashboard -> Settings -> General might be useful.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Oh! Sure 🙂 That makes sense. I’m gonna get more coffee.

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